looking to donate used child car seat

looking to donate used child car seat

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Wichita, KS

#1 Dec 9, 2009
Okay, I've been politely told the arguments against this by quite a few smiling, friendly faces.

1) There's no way to document whether or not a child car seat has ever been involved in a collision.

2) The car seat could have any number of safety recalls on it.

3) Liability issues.

Given the above... does anyone know of a group or agency that will take a pre-owned child safety seat and make good use of it?

This seat is about two and a half years old--it's been sitting down in the basement the last year or so. No collisions of any type, all original straps, padding, covers. Minor wear on fabric, a juice stain or two. LATCH straps still in place.

Here's a link to the seat:


I have another seat that I *thought* was in good condition, but it has a crack in the styrofoam padding, and I'm tossing it out.

If anyone knows of a church or charitable organization that will accept this seat, please post here. I want no money for this--just want to see it used by a needy family.

Hayward, CA

#2 Dec 30, 2009
I too have been wondering if such organizations exist. I have a 6 week old and have so many things already to donate, including diapers and formuala. I know that there must be new moms and dads in our communities that are in need. Especially now. Let me know if you found anything. I am thinking of doing a donation drive and actually starting something of my own....doesn't seem to be much out there......and just between my family and friends alone I could start a foundation with the amount of stuff! love to hear what you found.

Junction City, KS

#3 Dec 31, 2009
Hello. I am a disabled veteran.

Please consider donating your goods to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Locally they are on 16th and Washington. The DAV will pick up your goods if you call, saving you time and hassle.

Goods donated to the DAV are sorted, cleaned and priced by the 4 or 5 ladies that work there.(Most of them are married to Disabled Veterans.)

The DAV is 100% donation driven and their mission is "Service to our nationís service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors."

Many of you don't realize that while most Disabled Veterans do have an income for life, it is a pittance. My injury, received in Desert Storm, is partially paralyzing and my opportunity for employment is greatly diminished. This has caused incredible hardship on my family. While my medical is paid, the travel to get to the medical facilities is the burden of the Veteran. I have had to travel to 5 times since 1991 to Walter Reed in Washington D.C.for surgeries.

Without the help of the DAV I would not have been able to get the surgeries. We simply could not have afforded to get me there. I would not be able to walk as I do now, I would be sitting in a wheelchair or dead.

The assistance from the DAV has been a blessing to me and my family.

Please, consider donating any of your charitable giving to the DAV.

Thank you.
Melody Saxton

Junction City, KS

#4 Dec 31, 2009
Bring the old car seat to me at the Health Department and I will have it crushed. We give away brand new car seats to families in need - that prevents children from being put in car seats that are unsafe or have expired. Please don't pass that seat on - let us get rid of it and give a brand new one in its place.

Gardner, KS

#5 Dec 31, 2009
Attempts to give new life to items that are no longer of use to my family have been disappointing at best. Two drop off places in Junction City have piles of items stacked waist high.

I want to leave clean ironed items on hangers to be told 'no hangers'. It seems to be more trouble to recycle items than to merely throw them into the trash.

Warwick, RI

#6 Dec 31, 2009
Frustrated wrote:
Attempts to give new life to items that are no longer of use to my family have been disappointing at best. Two drop off places in Junction City have piles of items stacked waist high.
I want to leave clean ironed items on hangers to be told 'no hangers'. It seems to be more trouble to recycle items than to merely throw them into the trash.
You are full of crap. I work for one of the charitable drop offs. We love it when people bring in clothes on hangers. Saves us time and money.
If you don't want to donate that's fine, but don't sit there and lie just to be a jerk.

Junction City, KS

#7 Dec 31, 2009
I don't think he's lieing. Twice I have had people at the drop off point start going through my donation and telling me what they will and will not take.

They won't take electronics, they won't take furniture, they won't take holiday decorations. Those are the things that I was specifically told that I could not leave and I could not use their dumpster to get rid of it.

That is why when I make donations now it is always to the DAV. They have always accepted my donation with gratitude.

Fort Riley, KS

#8 Jan 1, 2010
This may sound silly but I can not bring myself to throw away all the hangers I get from drycleaning. Do any of these organizations need hangers??

Good to know about the DAV I been taking my stuff to Goodwill, but I see it sit outside for days and that kind of bothers me some. If it is put to better use at the DAV I will start taking stuff there!

Dodge City, KS

#9 Jan 4, 2010
Try the "J.C. Caring Place" at 1013-B West 8th Street.

Fort Riley, KS

#10 Jan 4, 2010
What is the Caring Place and who are they affilitated with?

Dodge City, KS

#11 Jan 5, 2010
They are sponsored by one of the local churches in town. A new service started by that church.
Jess James


#12 Jan 6, 2010
hi i was just wondering if anyone had a used car seat that is still safe i really need a forward facing car seat for my daughter shes one years old and shes getting to big for her old car seat plus one of the sholder straps is ripping.

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